Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs

Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs

[Ed. – Is this an indication that China is working toward improving its tarnished image after infecting half the world with a deadly virus?]

Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.

It comes after the coronavirus outbreak was linked to wildlife meat, prompting Chinese authorities to ban the trade and consumption of wild animals.

Shenzhen went a step further, extending the ban to dogs and cats. The new law will come into force on 1 May.

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Thirty million dogs a year are killed across Asia for meat, says Humane Society International (HSI).

However, the practice of eating dog meat in China is not that common – the majority of Chinese people have never done so and say they don’t want to.

“Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals.”…

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